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March 16, 2019 - Tyler Erb Rained Out at Atomic; Finishes Fifth with LOLMDS at Brownstown
1After a month break, Tyler Erb returned to the driver's seat of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model over the weekend.

He was slated to enter a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events in Ohio and Indiana. Unfortunately, the opening event at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) was nixed during time trials by persistent rain.

On Saturday evening the team traveled west to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the $12,000-to-win, Indiana Icebreaker. Thirty-four drivers registered for the event, and Tyler finished second in his heat race to earn the fifth-starting spot for the 50-lap finale.

Erb raced in the Top 5 throughout the event before crossing the finish line in fifth behind Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport, and Hudson O'Neal.

For full results from the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 10, 2019 - Tyler Erb Finishes Second in Friday and Saturday Night LOLMDS Action
1On Friday night, Tyler Erb entered the fifth round of the 43rd annual Wrisco Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida). He qualified second-fastest in his group in time trials, and then won his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature event.

Tyler jumped to the second position early in the feature as he set his sights on race leader, Jonathan Davenport. Erb powered into the top spot on lap 15 and paced the field for the next 22 circuits. Following a late-race restart Davenport slipped past for the lead. Erb continued to apply pressure to Daveport, but on a rubbered-up track he was forced to settle into a runner-up finish. Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist and Devin Moran completed the Top-3 finishers.

On Saturday evening 41 cars returned for the final night at East Bay Raceway Park. Tyler won his heat race to lock into the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. He ran in the Top-5 throughout the main event before surging late to finish second behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport. Devin Moran, Tanner English and Justin Williams.

Sunday night's LOLMDS Speedweeks finale at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For full results the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 7, 2019 - Tyler Erb Goes Back to Victory Lane in East Bay Raceway Park Opener
1Tyler Erb continued his red-hot start to the 2019 season on Monday night as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) rolled into East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the first of six races during the annual Winternationals. The pilot of the New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Franklin Enterprises/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model streaked to the $5,000 win.

"I am super-excited to get this opportunity to work with Randall Edwards, Eric, and Kelly," Erb said. "This is a dream come true for me. I have been dreaming of this chance for a long time and to finally get to this point is very satisfying, but you have to stay hungry. We still have a lot of racing left this year, but we couldn't ask for a better start to the season.

"It feels really great to win here at East Bay! This is such an historic track. I led two or three races here last year but let them slip away. I could feel Josh underneath me in three and four and I knew that if I lost the race, it wasn't going to be because of a lack of effort."

After winning his heat race, Tyler started on the pole for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature. He wouldn't get the best of starts in the feature, and as a result he initially slipped back to the fifth position. Over the course of the ensuing laps he began clawing his way forward, and on lap 13 he took control of the lead from Brandon Sheppard. Once out front he never looked back on his way to his second LOLMDS win of the season and his 1fourth victory overall. Josh Richards, Sheppard, Austin Hubbard and Don O'Neal rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

On Tuesday night Tyler Erb broke out the broom at East Bay Raceway Park. He started the night by blazing to the fastest time in Miller Welders Time Trials over a field of 56 entries and backed it up with a heat race win to earn the pole position for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature.

The main event found Tyler leading every lap on his way to his second-straight victory and third of Speedweeks. He was followed across the finish line by Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Owens.

"Like I said last night, driving for this team has been a dream come true," Erb said. "I am probably one of the happiest people in the world right now. I am lucky enough to be able to do this for a living. I just couldn't imagine being with anybody better than this team at the Best [Performance Motorsports] shop. I am really thankful for this opportunity.

Wednesday evening saw the winner's check increased to $7,000 as 52 entries took part in the event. Tyler started his night with a runner-up finish in his heat race, which positioned him in the eighth-starting spot on the feature grid. The main event saw Erb mounting a strong run through the field as he quickly made his way through the pack. He would reach the runner-up spot late in the race as he began to pressure Jonathan Davenport for the lead. Despite Tyler's best efforts he would be unable to make the pass and had to settle for a runner-up finish.

On Thursday night another $7,000-to-win slate was contested at the 1/3-mile oval. Tyler qualified second-fastest in his group before winning his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the 40-lap feature. Erb pursued early leader Kyle Bronson before jumping to the lead on lap 10. Tyler held the top spot until lap 38, when Hudson O'Neal shot past on the outside as Earl Pearson Jr. simultaneously worked past on the low side. The pilot of the Best Performance Motorsports No.1 Super Late Model crossed the finish line in third.

For full results the week, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 2, 2019 - Tyler Erb Wins LOLMDS Opener at the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing
1Tyler Erb hit the ground running in his debut with Best Performance Motorsports. The 22-year-old Texan scored the season opening win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday afternoon during the annual RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing.

The victory came aboard the team's New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Roberts Bee Company/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

"I want to thank Eric and Kelly Brock and Randall Edwards for having faith in me to drive their car," Erb commented. "This is a great way to start the season! There is so much tough competition here. I was a little worried in traffic, but those guys gave me plenty of room to get by. It was fast today, for sure. I want to thank Wayne Childress of New Point Lighting and Design, and Billy Franklin for helping us out this year."

Erb entered his first-career event with Best Performance Motorsports on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia). He started his night with a heat race win to lock into the fourth-starting position for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

Mother Nature intervened before the feature could be run as a steady rain pushed the finale to early Saturday afternoon.

As the race went green Tyler quickly advanced into a podium position. By lap 10 he climbed into the second spot, and on lap 13 he overtook Hudson O'Neal for the lead. Once out front Erb kept the field at bay for the remainder of the event, en route to the victory. It marked his third overall win of 2019, and his second-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

On Saturday night the second round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing came to life. After a lengthy rain delay, Erb started his night by qualifying second in his group, and then backed it up with a heat race win. Starting the feature fourth on the grid for the second-straight event, Tyler ran in the Top-5 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the fourth position behind Earl Pearson Jr., Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist.

Tyler is currently tied for second in the latest LOLMDS standings. For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

January 19, 2019 - Landon Simon Opens 2019 Season at the Chili Bowl
1Landon Simon kicked off his 2019 season on Wednesday night with his qualifying night for the 33rd Annual Lucas Chili Bowl presented by General Tire. Simon went toe-to-toe with a field of 72 competitors behind the wheel of his Best Performance Motorsports #1L Dave & Buster's/ XXX/ Toyota Midget.

A fourth-place finish in his heat race transferred him to a qualifier, where he started in the eighth position. He then registered an eight-place finish in his qualifier, which sent him to a B-Main, where he started ninth. With only the Top-4 finishers moving onto the feature, Landon crossed the finish line in the eighth spot, which brought his night to an early end.

On Saturday afternoon the final day of the 33rd Annual Chili Bowl came to life, and via his point total on his qualifying night, Simon started 15th in a F-Main. Unfortunately his outing quickly came to an end, as he got upside down. He was uninjured, but done for the event.

For full results from the event, please visit www.ChiliBowl.com

December 12, 2018 - Landon Simon and Tyler Erb to Lead Best Performance Motorsports Charge in 2019
1St. Marys, Ohio (12/12/18) – Best Performance Motorsports is busily gearing up for the 2019 season, which is shaping up to be the team’s most ambitious campaign to date.

The team will field entries for both Tyler Erb and Landon Simon. Erb will set his sights on the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship and rookie of the year crown behind the wheel of the Best Performance Motorsports #1 Bulk Material Lift/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. (Heath Lawson photo)

Meanwhile, Indiana’s Simon will pursue a full slate of competition in both his Best Performance Motorsports #1 DRC Chassis Sprint Car and Best Performance Motorsports #1 XXX Chassis Midget.

“I’m very excited to have these two young and talented drivers in our stable for the 2019 season,” Best Performance Motorsports’ Eric Brock commented. “I think it surprised a lot of people when we announced that we would be fielding both a Super Late Model and Sprint Car operation for 2019. With these two drivers the sky is the limit. 2019 is going to be a fun ride for our team.”

1For the 29-year-old Simon, his new opportunity with Best Performance Motorsports offers a chance to bridge the gap between different types of motorsports. (TeeJay Crawford photo)

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon.

Known for his throttle-mashing style and charismatic antics, Texas’ racer Tyler Erb views his new ride as a major step in his racing career.

“With the support of my family, my crew, my sponsors, and my fans this is the opportunity that I’ve been working toward for the past several years,” the 21-year-old Erb noted. “This is the chance of a lifetime, and I’m extremely gracious to Eric Brock and Best Performance Motorsports. I’ve never been as focused on an upcoming racing season as I am right now. We are definitely going in with all guns blazing.”

More schedule details for both drivers will be added to the team website at www.BestPerformanceMotorsports.com in the coming weeks.

Any marketing partners, who are interested in becoming involved with Best Performance Motorsports are encouraged to please contact Sarah Adams at sarah@bestperformancemotorsports.com .

December 1, 2018 - Landon Simon Competes in the Gateway Dirt Nationals
1 St. Marys, Ohio (11/26/18) – Landon Simon made his debut with Best Performance Motorsports over the weekend during the third annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America's Center (St. Louis, Missouri).

On Friday night, behind the wheel of the Mount Baker Vapor #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ XXX Chassis Midget, Simon earned the 13th-starting spot for the feature via preliminary action.

Early in the 20-lap, $3,000-to-win feature Simon jumped up to the 10th position before being collected in a melee that ended his evening in the 17th position.

On Saturday evening, Landon was seeded into the seventh-starting spot in a B-Main via his Friday night performance. With passing being difficult, Simon would only manage a seventh-place finish, and with only the Top-3 finishers moving on, his night came to an early end.

For full results from the weekend, please visit www.ProfessionalMotorsportsSolutions.com.

November 26, 2018 - Best Performance Motorsports & Josh Richards Part Ways; Tyler Erb Takes Over Driving Duties for 2019
1 St. Marys, Ohio (11/26/18) – After a successful two-year partnership, Best Performance Motorsports and Josh Richards have agreed to amicably part ways for the 2019 season. Texas hot shoe, Tyler Erb will be taking over the driving duties of the team’s potent Dirt Late Model.

“We enjoyed a lot of success with Josh (Richards), and I wish him nothing but the best in his future ventures,” Best Performance Motorsports’ Eric Brock said on Monday afternoon. “We are now extremely excited about the future with Tyler Erb as our driver. He’s got a lot of talent and enthusiasm and will be a great fit for our organization.”

During their two years together, Best Performance Motorsports and Richards enjoyed tremendous success. In 2017, the team earned the prestigious Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship (LOLMDS) in just their first full-season together. In 2018 they finished second in the LOLMDS championship point standings.

Over the past two seasons with Richards behind the wheel, the St. Marys, Ohio based team amassed 15 wins, including two $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championships at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park and the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The duo also earned 59 Top-5 finishes and 82 Top-10 finishes.

Additional details regarding Tyler Erb joining forces with Best Performance Motorsports as well as the team’s 2019 plans will be released at a later date.

November 26, 2018 - Landon Simon Partners with Best Performance Motorsports for 2019 & Beyond
1 INDIANAPOLIS (November 26, 2018) -- It was announced today that reigning Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Series Champion Landon Simon will drive for Best Performance Motorsports in 2019.

Simon, who has owned, operated and driven his familiar black, silver and blue LSR No. 24 with support from primary sponsor Mt. Baker Vapor for the past five years, will switch to BMP’s black, green and blue No. 1 beginning this week at the Gateway Dirt Nationals.  

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon. 

The Best Performance Motorsports Super Late Model team based out of St. Marys, Ohio has competed full time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since 2016. The newly formed open wheel team will operate out of Simon’s Indianapolis shop. A full Sprint Car schedule and additional Midget events will be released at a later date. 

1The Gateway Dirt Nationals is held in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri and features the largest indoor dirt track in America,with a semi-banked 1/5 mile dirt surface. The temporary oval within the 67,000-seat stadium on the Mississippi River will see midget racing for the first time ever this week. 

“I can’t wait to debut this new partnership at Gateway. Last year we worked with event promoter Cody Sommer and did some testing at The Dome. The atmosphere in there is unreal. I can't thank him enough for giving us another great event,” added the 29-year-old Sprint Car driver.  

At Gateway, Simon will drive the Best Performance Motorsports, Mt Baker Vapor, Toyota-powered Triple X. LSR partners Duncan Oil Company, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, BMRS, Astro Titanium, DMI, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire and High Side Design will continue their support in 2019.  

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com 

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